STUYVESANT, Peter (1610?-Feb. 1672), director general of New Netherland, was born Petrus Stuyvesant in Weststellingwerf, Netherlands, the son of Balthazar Johannes Stuyvesant, a minister of the Dutch Reformed church, and Margaretta Hardenstein. He was raised in the province of Friesland and completed the Latin School in Dokkum. In 1630 he began studies at the University of Franeker but did not receive a degree from that institution, probably being forced to leave as a disciplinary measure.
Otto, Paul, "Peter Stuyvesant" (1999). Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. 99.